Dudjom Rinpoche: Origins of Buddhism in Tibet & Divisions of Vehicles

Dudjom Rinpoche: Origins of Buddhism in Tibet & Divisions of Vehicles

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Historical consciousness is helpful and necessary. At the very least, it promotes larger understandings and helps prevent sectarianism. At best, despite differences between historical fact and legend, Vajrayanists will always find inspiration and a grounding for their faith by studying the writings of Dudjom Rinpoche. —Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo

Format: 9-hours of on-demand text-based videos taught by Lama Tsering Gyaltsen with verbatim translation by Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo added in post-production.

The text is His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's Brief Account of the Origins of Buddhism in Tibet & The Divisions of the Great and Lesser Vehicles, Collected Works of DudjomVol. 2, pgs. 1 - 30. Tibetan text and English translation (PDFs) provided.

Instructor: Lama Tsering Gyaltsen is a disciple of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. Born in Western Tibet in 1945, Lama escaped to India where he completed a three-year retreat under the guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche and Ripa Rigdzin Chogyal Rinpoche. Lama received an Acharya degree from the Varanasi Tibetan Institute of High Studies of Sanskrit University in 1982. He is a founder of Tsogyal Gephel Jong in Pharping, Nepal, and is one of the founders the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute in Eugene, Oregon.  Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo bio here.

Tuition: $50. 50% scholarship available upon application here.

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OUTLINE:

Class 1: How the Buddhist Doctrine Came to the Exalted Land

  • Proper Motivation

  • How to Listen to Teachings

  • The Viewpoint of the Definitive Meaning

 Class 2: How the Buddhist Doctrine Came to the Exalted Land

  • The Viewpoint of the Conventional Position

  • The Twelve Deeds of an Emanated Buddha

 Class 3: How the Buddhist Doctrine Came to the Exalted Land

  • The Turnings of the Doctrinal Wheel

  • The Compilations of the Buddha’s Teachings

 Class 4: How the Buddhist Doctrine Came to Tibet

  • The First Royal Dynasties Establish the Doctrine

  • The Upholders of the Doctrine

  • The Transmissions of Unexcelled Secret Mantra

  • King Tri Ralpachen

 Class 5: How the Buddhist Doctrine Came to Tibet

  • Langdarma’s Suppression

  • How the Nyingma Transmissions Survived

  • The Emergence of the New Traditions

  • The Nyingma Transmissions of Secret Mantra

  • The Transmission of Ati Yoga’s Nying Thig Traditions

 Class 6: How the Buddhist Doctrine Came to Tibet

  • The Treasure (terma) Tradition

  • Review of the Nyingma Transmissions

 Class 7: The Eight Chariots

  • The Ancient Tradition Overview

  • The New Traditions Overview

  • The Eight Chariots of the Practice Traditions:

  • 1) The Ancient Transmission (Nyingma)

  • 2) The Buddha’s Word as Instruction (Kadam)

Class 8: The Eight Chariots

  • 3) The Path with the Result (Sakya)

  • 4) The Oral Lineage (Kagyu)

  • 5) The Shangpa Doctrinal Lineage (Shangpa Kagyu)

  • 6) The Pacfication of Suffering (Shi Jay)

  • 7) Vajra Yoga (Dorje Naljor)

  • 8) Approach and Accomplishment of the [Three] Indestructible States (Dorje Nyen Drub)

  • The Eight Chariots Today

Class 9: The Lesser and Great Vehicles

  • The Lesser Vehicle:

  • Proclaimers

  • Self-Awakeners

  • The Great Vehicle:

  • The Causal Vehicle of Characteristics

  • The Resultant Indestructible Vehicle